Monday, December 28, 2015

Surprise!

We have the two best daughters in the world! When Abby found out that we had never been to prom, she decided to make one for us! They worked so hard with our babysitter Kara decorating last last, and all day today setting up all the details! Abby did a bunch of “research” on the internet to find out how to throw a prom, and they had decorations, music, dancing, food, punch, fancy clothes, a king and queen, and more! Check out how awesome our basement prom, “Winter Wonderland” turned out!

-Mommy & Daddy

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It all started with a bit of pampering by the girls… they did my hair, nails, makeup, and picked out my clothes and jewelry!

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It was time to head to the prom, and there was a photographer there ready to take our pictures as we came in!

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They set up a photo booth backdrop too!

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Daddy……………..

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Our snack table had punch & lemonade, soda, crackers, popcorn, candy & even Beanboozled… vomit flavored jelly beans!

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Brian was pretty skilled at pouring punch with a huge ladle into a little shot glass! He was such a gentleman getting me a drink first!

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We had a whole playlist of songs to choose from for dancing!

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Some of it was even live music!

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It was quite a party!

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Guess who was named prom King and Queen! How lucky were we?!?!?!?! Complete with Lego crowns!

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Happy prom night to us, and thank you to our amazing girls for making this “once in a lifetime event” happen for us!

Santa came!

He came! He came! He came! It turns out we WERE on the good list, and Santa brought us each 3 gifts, to celebrate Jesus’s birthday!

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Abby was very excited to find a big new bike in her bag!

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Ben found a scooter in his, and Emily got the desk she asked for in hers!

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As always, Mommy’s stocking stuffers were awesome!

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Santa also brought us Rock Band 3, which is a video game where we get to be in a REAL band! Emily’s been dyng for a quitar, and Abby couldn’t wait to try the drums! Mommy thinks Santa is crazy…

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Everyone was excited when Liam and Madelyn arrived to celebrate with us!

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Shopkins sure were a hit this year!

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Liam was happiest with the gift we got him… his own cappachino maker!

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We all got A LOT of coffee!

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Ben loved his new flexible race track!

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Emily’s new Osmo iPad game is super awesome!

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It’s been a Lego building fest around here the last few days!

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Grandpa had a special present to open, but opening it was half the fun! After opening the present, he saw another present inside that was covered in packing tape!

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When he got that one open, the next box was covered in super hero duct tape!

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Finally, the real gift was covered in wire ties!

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He loved his book with 50 awesome things about him that we filled out!

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Madelyn loved opening her gifts too…

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…even with a little cold…

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Before our birthday celebration for Baby Jesus, we snapped a quick picture in our pjs, and watched a Nativity play on YouTube!

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Ben requested that Abby decorate Baby Jesus’s birthday cake with the Wonderwoman symbol, and we think she did a great job!

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Happy birthday Baby Jesus!

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Nannie bought us this special ornament for our last Christmas in NJ, and while it was a little sad, it’s exciting to start this new journey!

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!